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Membership Appreciation Reception

Grey Towers National Historic Site 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, Pennsylvania

Wine & Cheese served at the Grey Towers Fingerbowl Eileen Smith will present America250 and how Grey Towers is participating in this vision. All Americans are encouraged to participate in the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. No fee event for members only.

Take a Rake: An Insider’s Tour of Cornelia’s Gardens

Grey Towers National Historic Site 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, Pennsylvania

Join Horticulturalist Beth Hawke for a behind the scenes look at Cornelia’s Gardens and the inspiration that created them. The tour will feature how designers and landscape architects influenced the creation of her "garden rooms."

Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

Grey Towers National Historic Site 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, Pennsylvania

In this illustrated lecture, Kerry Dean Carso will examine historicized garden buildings, known as “follies,” from the nation’s founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, historicized garden buildings—such as temples, summerhouses, towers, and ruins—brought a range of European architectural styles to America. By imprinting the land with symbols…

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A Closer Look: Cornelia’s Garden

Grey Towers National Historic Site 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, Pennsylvania

Deborah Stevenson is a local photographic artist who has gained widespread recognition for her focused and detailed floral works. She has photographed the gardens at Grey Towers numerous times and will concentrate her presentation on her observations of the pristine beauty and unique architecture of the natural world. A short tour of Cornelia’s gardens will…

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Cornelia Pinchot: Activist for Social Change

Grey Towers National Historic Site 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford, Pennsylvania

A natural born rebel, Cornelia had spirit, drive and independent means. Her friend Theodore Roosevelt called her political mind one of the keenest he had ever known. She was attractive, dressed in flamboyant clothes and dyed her hair red. Her crusading nature invaded the Progressive ranks in 1912 and later led to a political career…

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